Generic name: Insulin Lispro
Brand name: Humalog
Humalog is the brand name of insulin lispro use to treat the increased levels of sugar in the patients experiencing diabetes mellitus. The insulin lispro is a man made insulin that is alike the natural insulin.
Humalog (Insulin Lispro) Uses
The medication is taken along with healthy diet, exercise and proper prescription which help to prohibit the higher levels of sugar. By controlling increased levels of blood sugar help to prevent the future health complication that include kidney problems, nerve problem, blindness, sexual problems and loss of limb. It also helps to reduce the risk of getting heart attack and stroke. The medication helps the blood sugar to get into the cells so that the body can use it for energy. The lispro may also be used with other oral insulin medication. The medication is given under the skin by a health provider, promptly after a meal of within 15 minutes after a meal.
Humalog (Insulin Lispro) Adverse effects
The side effects may be severe or mild and temporary or permanent. Commonly a person can experience some mild side effects that may be rash or irritation and pain on the side of injection. If you have any serious side effects that include the signs of low potassium levels such as irregular heart beat muscles pain and weakness discuss it with your doctor or pharmacist. The medication may also cause hypoglycemia (high blood sugar) due to the consumption of low calories the signs of hypoglycemia includes blurred vision, dizziness, hunger, fast heart rate, unusual sweating. To get the sugar level in the normal quality it is important to take complete guidance from the health provider about the dosage and healthy diet with the medication.
Humalog (Insulin Lispro) Warnings
Before taking the medication let your doctor know if you are allergic to certain medications, this medication may contain some inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions. Tell your doctor about your medical history specifically kidney problem, thyroid problems and liver disease. Maximize the levels of alcohol you take as it can increase the risk of getting low levels of sugar. It will become complicated to control the levels of blood sugar when your body is in stress like due to fever, unusual pains; injuries and infections tell your doctor as it may need a change in treatment plan.
Humalog (Insulin Lispro) Interactions
The drug which can interact with this medication is rosiglitazone. Other drugs that can interact with Humalog include beta blockers, over the counter and prescription medications, herbals products and supplements. Tell your doctor about the products you are using to treat other medical condition before taking the medication.